5 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 2021

by | Apr 21, 2021

Have you ever heard of Cinco de Mayo? It’s a hugely popular holiday in the US, celebrating the unlikely Mexican army’s victory over France in the Franco-Mexican war at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862; hence the name which translates to 5th of May. 

In recent years, it rose in popularity across the globe to Japan, South Africa, Australia and of course the UK. Usually people celebrate with large parades or private parties with folk dancing, mariachi music, mexican food and drinks. 

Due to the pandemic Cinco de Mayo will look different this year but fear not there are still amazing events for you to attend from the comfort of your home!

To get you into the spirit here is an awesome Cinco de Mayo Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWW6FKfbzAFjW?si=ujhAGLjkR7asaMritroEpA

Here are our top 5 events you don’t want to miss; some are virtual and if you live in London there are events happening in-person.

Cinco De Mayo Virtual Cocktail & Tequila Masterclass

To celebrate the Mexican holiday of “Cinco de Mayo”, Boozy Events are shaking up 4 Tequila and Mezcal based cocktails as part of a Cinco De Mayo themed virtual cocktail making masterclass, best of all you are invited!

We will discuss all things Mexico with our resident Tequila fanatic. Plus, top Tequila brand Cazcabel’s global brand ambassador will be joining to tell the story about how Agave is turned into Tequila.

Happening online on two different dates; Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th from 7pm until 8.30 PM.

How much does it cost?

£39.99 including free UK delivery.

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Cinco De Mayo @ Exale Brewery

Exale Brewery will be taking East London to Mexico! Adhering to covid rules, there will be specially brewed beers on tap, frozen slushy drinks, food by Yeah Burger, music and great cocktails by their in house distillery ‘Victory’. The event will be on between 17:00-23:00 everyday between May 6-9th. 

How much does it cost?

Free entry

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Lost Boys Pizza  will host their Cinco de Mayo celebrations in their newly built outside garden bar on May 5th; don’t worry they thought about british summer and have covered it and  installed heaters. There will be free nachos all night and Nate Sorby will be mixing up fresh tequila drinks. 

How much does it cost?

Tickets are from £55 to £165 including Nachos on arrival, pizza ad three cocktails

Where can I book it?


CINCO DE MAYO North County

Covid also allows you to attend virtual events in other countries. This is the 2nd Cinco de Mayo Virtual Festival by USA Multicultural. Join them for a fun day of entertainment and demos on either Zoom or Facebook live on May 2nd.

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Another international online event is hosted by Blueheel Dance Studio. Get your mariachi band, tacos and margaritas ready to join their Cinco de Mayo with awesome music and loads of dancing on May 5th. 

How much does it cost?

The event will be free but there will be:

  • Strict colourful mexican dress code
  • Decorations required
  • Tacos required
  • Dancing
  • Prizes.

Where can I book it?